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Freedom of Information

Published on 2 February 2022

Ref: FOI/22015


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


How many hotels, guesthouses and hostels are registered with you in the West Midlands (and do you believe that all or the majority of the hotels, guesthouses and hostels in the jurisdiction are registered).

There is a total of 358 hotels that are currently on our Risk Identification Data Gathering Engine. We are unable to confirm whether all the hotels, guesthouses and hostels within the West Midlands are registered at present


How many whole and part time Fire Inspectors do you currently employ?
How many whole and part time Fire Inspectors did you employ in 2010?


West Midlands Fire Service currently employs:

14 WcdrB, 23 WCdrA, 21 T1A, full time Equivalent 17.34.

West Midlands Fire Service employed the following in 2010:

24 WCdrB, 17 WcdrA, 21 grade14, full time Equivalent 20

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